Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Coevolution of Life on HostsIntegrating Ecology and History$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Dale H. Clayton, Sarah E. Bush, and Kevin P. Johnson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226302133

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226302300.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 26 July 2021

Introduction to coevolution

Introduction to coevolution

(p.3) 1 Introduction to coevolution
Coevolution of Life on Hosts

Dale H. Clayton

Sarah E. Bush

Kevin P. Johnson

University of Chicago Press

This chapter provides an overview of basic principles of coevolutionary biology, including both microevolutionary (ecological) and macroevolutionary (historical) approaches and their integration. It defines the main terminology used in coevolutionary biology. It discusses the relationship between coadaptation, codiversification, and coevolution. The chapter considers the relationship of reciprocal phenotypic selection to coadaptive responses of heritable traits. It introduces the geographic mosaic theory of coevolution and considers the central roles of dispersal and population structure, as well as GxGxE interactions. Chapter 1 briefly reviews the fossil evidence for coevolution. It introduces co-phylogenetic approaches and the cospeciation - host-switching continuum. The chapter concludes by considering why permanent parasites are unusually tractable model systems for studies of coevolution, and by introducing the concept of “ecological replicates.”

Keywords:   coadaptation, co-diversification, co-evolution, geographic mosaic, reciprocal selection, heritability

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.